Writer, volunteer naturalist, skeptic, earnest Sunday School teacher, maker, migraineur.
I run three sites:
•Look Around (Nature Nearby): In the Yard, the Woods, the Parking Lot
•Bible Belt Balabusta (Hands-on, Jewy ideas and essays for parents and teachers)
•Gone Jewish: Essays On Changing Identities in the Buckle of the Bible Belt
Here are a few essays:
A Wiped Wall Gathers No Mold (Dead Housekeeping)
And Then (Finally) There Was One (Garden Rant)
Bud Wiser (Jewish Literary Journal)
Bloom is a Jewish Name (Killing the Buddha)
Mother’s Day: Give and Take (Mamalode)
Witnessing With Wildflowers (Bible Belt Balabusta)
The Iconography of Tam Tams (Gone Jewish)
An Osage Exposé (Garden Rant)
Essays forthcoming in November Bees (8/16), and The Fourth River (9/16).
I also make things and write about them. Three achievements of which I am inordinately proud:
The first PEZuzah: PEZ dispenser + mezuzah = Pez-uzah
The first LEGO groggers (for the Jewish holiday of Purim)
Oh, and here are the cicada-skin earrings I made during the cicada invasion of 2011.
Thank you for visiting. Wish I could offer you a cup of tea.
• MA, Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt
• Volunteer Tennessee Naturalist
(2012 certification, Tennessee Naturalist Program, Owl’s Hill Chapter)